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BRaG Residents Association

VE Day 75th Anniversary

Monday, May 4, 2020 

Friday May 8th sees the 75th anniversary of VE day and under normal circumstances the BRaG team would have been busy planning a street party to celebrate this historical event. We are unable to do this but we won't let the current situation prevent us from marking this significant day whilst remaining safe and we have some suggestions as to how we as a community can still mark the occasion together.

We will be running our weekly Friday night entertainment with another quiz night. This is open to everyone who would like to join in and not just residents of the BRaG streets. It's all for BRaG charities and details about how to donate are here. We'll be showing the The Queen's speech during the quiz and will be encouraging all participants to join in the nationwide singing of We'll Meet Again. test link


Timetable

11.00am - Two-minute national silence to remember the declaration of victory and the end of the Second World War in Europe. St Luke's Church bells will toll six times to represent the six years of WW2 before the two-minute silence.

3.00pm – The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World War 2. Social distancing front garden tea parties are suggested but we'll leave that up to you.

6.30pm - BRaG online event kicks off with a round of Pictionary

7.30pm - Quiz starts

9.00pm - Address by The Queen (shown on Zoom) followed by national doorstep rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s "We’ll Meet Again"


Decorations and dressing up

It would be great to see the streets adorned with bunting - you can make your own special VE Day 75 ‘Great British Bunting’ to display at home - here are a couple of useful links

 

How about dressing up too? We'd love to see everyone on Zoom in 1940s attire and if you could use a 1940's themed virtual background on Zoom that would be even better still!

And, whilst you and your family look so splendid in fancy dress, why not get a photograph taken by local photographer Shaheen Chohan who is offering to take doorstep photographs for a charitable donation. You can contact her at shiny@shinyartsphotography.co.uk

 

More Information

More information about VE Day 75 and a full timetable of national events can also be found on these websites:

VE74.org

Royal British Legion

BBC

We'll Meet Again lyrics

We'll meet again

Don't know where

Don't know when

But I know we'll meet again

Some sunny day

Keep smiling through

Just like you always do

'Till the blue skies chase

Those dark clouds far away

And I will just say hello

To the folks that you know

Tell them you won't be long

They'll be happy to know

That, as I saw you go

You were singing this song

We'll meet again

Don't know where

Don't know when

But I know we'll meet again

Some sunny day

And I will just say hello

To the folks that you know

Tell them you won't be long

They'll be happy to know

That, as I saw you go

You were singing this song

We'll meet again

Don't know where

Don't know when

But I know we'll meet again

Some sunny day

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